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El Nino
Met department predicts rain deficit this monsoon season
Private forecasters and Met departments abroad have predicted possible drought this year because of El Nino, but there is no confirmation from the India Meteorological Department
Official forecast suggests average rainfall from June to September for country as a whole is likely to be 95 per cent of long period average which is below normal. Private forecast agency Skymet had earlier predicted 30 per cent chances of El Nino getting stronger
The weather phenomenon will bring down production, increase food prices worldwide
El Nino, which is a permanent feature of the Pacific Ocean, occurs on average every four to five years
El Nino has a history of adversely impacting rainfall in India during monsoons. Take a look at years in which India witnessed droughts that were triggered by the phenomenon

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